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Twycross Zoo

Atherstone, Warwickshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas icon Indoor and Soft Play Areas
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Home to the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World and its very own nature reserve is Twycross Zoo.

Around 500 animals over 150 species set in more than 80 acres of land make up this World Primate Centre, which won BIAZA’s (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Best Sustainable Zoo in 2013. See Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, hyenas and the world’s rarest big cat – the Amur leopard.

You can take a walk with the ring-tailed lemurs, let the tamarins leap above your head in their treetop exhibit and watch the Humbolt penguins take their daily walk. You can also become reacquainted with the UK’s only group of Bonobos, or ‘the forgotten ape’.

Finally, let your own little monkeys go wild in the multi-tired soft play area suitable from ages 0-12, while you enjoy a meal in the Himalaya Centre that overlooks the snow leopard enclosure.

Take a walk on the really wild side!

  • Indoor and outdoor picnic facilities
  • Open 364 days a year
  • Free parking


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX, England


Click here to visit Twycross Zoo's website
0844 474 1777

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00


Adults: £18.95

Kids: £13.95

Under 3's: Free

More Information


There are toilets in the Himalaya centre, and at various locations around the zoo. This also includes disabled toilets and baby change facilities.

Eating information

There are several other eateries on site, including the Twycross Fish Bar, the Dome and indoor picnic facilities in Cockatoo Cafe.


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Twycross Zoo

Atherstone, Warwickshire, England


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